Amazon Linux AMI : ruby19 (ALAS-2013-195)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69753

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

lib/rexml/text.rb in the REXML parser in Ruby before 1.9.3-p392 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) via crafted text nodes in an XML document, aka an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack.

Solution

Run 'yum update ruby19' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-195.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69753

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-195.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19-irb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby19-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-bigdecimal, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-io-console, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-json, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-minitest, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-rake, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem19-rdoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems19, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems19-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1821

ALAS: 2013-195